Wish to replace my aging Moto G (1st gen). Looking for a phone that is DUAL sim, small in size (screen 4.5 to MAX 5 inch) and overall also small (pocket friendly, hand friendly). 2 Gb ram. Camera immaterial. Android atleast Lollipop. Not lower. 2 Gb RAM m 3 years ago
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We sincerely wish that more manufacturers would read your query and realize that such a market does exist and that big does not always mean better. (pun intended)
Your specific criteria leaves too little to fit in.
Ideally Sony Xperia Z3 compact is a good contender, but lacks the dual SIM feature.
If we filter out lesser known brands, and brands not available in India - then One Plus X is a worthy contender. Trade off - is you can either use MicroSD card or 2nd SIM slot - only one at a time.
Most mid-range phones today are in the 5.5 inch category. Conversely most phones with screens less than 5 inches are in the budget category - which makes their specs quite mediocre to say the least.
There are a lot of phones that match your requirement - but fall short on ONE - overall size. eg. Asus Zenfone 2 series, Micromax Canvas few models, Huawei Honor & Xiaomi Mi 4i.
Their bezels are thicker and screen to size ratio is lower, thus making them a tad on the bigger side.
Having said that - we find it tough to look ahead of the Moto G3. It would be our pick of the lot.
2 reasons that go in favour of Moto G 3rd generation, above your requirements,
- Waterproof and IP certification
- Timely latest Android updates.
If you do find a better option, please write back to use and let us know.